Ok, back to the crafts...I'm going to share with you my favorite Halloween project ever- complete with step-by-step photos!
Then I traced my template twice onto a piece of foam (I guess that's what it's called?) & for the sides, top & bottom of the house I just cut out different sizes of rectangles (can't remember the measurements!). I used super glue to glue it all together & let it dry. Here's a really blurry picture of one of the bottom corners of the house.
Oh, I forgot the mention, I decided that I would put string lights inside the house, so I had to cut a little "mousehole" in the back so the light could be plugged into an outlet.
Next came the fun part- glitter! I used Martha Stewart's Onyx glitter. I smeared glue in small sections at a time to make sure there was enough glitter (& not too much mess!) and so that the glue didn't dry.
I left the top off of the house while doing this part so it was easier to hold it steady. Here's the house all glittered up!
Love how sparkly it looks! Once it was dry, I put in the (purple!) string lights
and glued on the roof, which was cut from a suede type paper- not sure of the technical name for this; I bought it at Joann's along with the foam board!
The final step was to glue the whole thing down to a piece of black poster board and add the cemetery in front & some moss in between the tombstones.
And here's a final look at my finished haunted house:
Unfortunately I couldn't get any good shots with the string lights on. Hope you enjoyed my first "tutorial"! If anyone has any questions please ask & I'll do my best to answer. Also, if any of you makes a haunted house this year, I'd love to see it so link it up here!